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With the new Amex Platinum $300 Equinox credit as well as a ~$1k credit I get from my company for gym memberships that can bring down the all-access membership by ~33% albeit still expensive ($200/month), just wondering what has been everyone’s experience with Equinox (i.e., is it worth the money, are the clubs that much nicer than a standard gym, do they have all the equipment (e.g., deadlift platforms, etc.) or are you better served by a Lifetime Fitness / 24 Hour Fitness?

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Equinox is worth it, the eucalyptus towels alone justify the spend

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And the price of someone dousing a towel with that bottle and putting it in a fridge to cool is $250/month. #worthit

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As someone who’s company pays for the full membership (and high income to which $250 is fine), I can say with confidence I would not join equinox if it wasn’t for company paying. My gym in my suburb is 10x better (300K square foot facility) for half the price. Equinox is the same size as BLINK in NYC. For better crowd and slightly better equipment, $250 more a month ?? Lol.

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Probably works at Paul Weiss

It is worth it because when you’re at a party and everyone asks you what gym you go to and you’re the only one there who doesn’t go to Equinox it’s embarrassing. Which firm is offering this discount and are they hiring!?!

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Does the credit work for membership? I thought it was only for personal training or something like that.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciaadamczyk/2015/01/05/e-at-equinox-the-ultra-exclusive-26000-gym-membership-for-the-millionaire-on-the-go/

It’s worth it depending on location. Some spots in nyc have horrible gym options. If you’re in the boroughs and further out, you can have pretty good equipment for much less. In downtown Manhattan I find it to be worth it. Even crappy gyms are like $100/month. Blink is a non-starter because it’s too crowded to use (whereas in Brooklyn I found blink to be good enough)

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